Plagiarism as the Moral Problem of the Information Society

Elena Belyaeva

Abstract


The problem of plagiarism in the information society is specified by the opened nature of social communication, by changing author’s status in contemporary culture, by the distribution of contemporary creativity – not traditional creation. From a moral point of view a plagiarism is an insult to the moral dignity of man, capable of creative activity. Copyright is the juridical problem, and plagiarism is an ethical one. The best controller of the plagiarism problem wouldn’t be the law but the unprejudiced academic public opinion.

Keywords


plagiarism; moral; traditional creation; contemporary creativity; information society

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"Societal studies" ISSN online 2029-2244 / ISSN print 2029-2236